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BART workers plan to strike Friday "We made concessions, but you can only bend so far before you break,"

BART workers plan to strike Friday
John Wildermuth, Michael Cabanatuan and Jill Tucker
Updated 8:00 pm, Thursday, October 17, 2013


Federal mediator George Cohen, center, arrives at the Nicholas C. Petris State Building to continue with the Bay Area Rapid Transit negotiations, Wednesday October 16, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. Photo: Lacy Atkins, The Chronicle

BART unions announced they planned to strike Friday after the two sides failed to reach an agreement during a marathon bargaining session that lasted nearly 30 hours.

ILA Local 333 Longshoremen's strike halts work at Port of Baltimore

ILA Local 333 Longshoremen's strike halts work at Port of Baltimore
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/16/us-usa-longshoremen-strike-idU...
By Karen Brooks
Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:13pm EDT
(Reuters) - Cargo operations at the Port of Baltimore, one of the largest and busiest ports in the United States, were halted on Wednesday by a longshoremen's strike after contract negotiations stalled, port officials said.

Federal Mediator Making Impact On BART Contract Talks

Federal Mediator Making Impact On BART Contract Talks
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/10/15/federal-mediator-making-impa...
October 15, 2013 11:47 AM
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OAKLAND (KPIX 5) – A federal mediator brought in to Bay Area Rapid Transit contracts talks seems to be having the effect of smoothing over roadblocks to a possible agreement, according to sources close to the talks.

Change.Org Lauds BART Workers Concessions To Bosses

Change.Org Lauds BART Workers Concessions To Bosses

There's a new petition taking off on Change.org, and we think you might be interested in signing it:

BART Board of Directors: Avoid a Strike

By Keep BART Running
San Francisco, California

Sign the Petition

To demonstrate their commitment to reaching a deal before cooling-off period expires on October 10th, BART workers have agreed to the request of federal mediators to continue talking to reach an agreement.

ILA 333 Longshoreman Strike Shuts Down Port of Baltimore In Fight For A Contract

ILA Longshoreman Strike Shuts Down Port of Baltimore In Fight For A Contract
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZrjWMgLgBk
Published on Oct 17, 2013
Port of Baltimore Shutdown: Longshoremen in solidarity with nationwide labor struggle

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